Everyone has different needs and for 2023 we are aiming to provide as much factual information as possible. We have a series of x4 maps on this page to provide information about routes, sensory information, accessible parking, accessible toilets.
Durham is famed for its cobbled, steep and winding streets. This means getting around some of the installations can be challenging for some people. If it rains the cobbles can get slippery. Lumiere is an event that takes place outside at night and the streets will be very busy at times. Thursday and Sunday nights are usually quieter times to visit.
Please refer to Map 1: Routes above, which shows areas of Durham which are steep, narrow or which have a poor surface. The routes are rated from 1 – 4. Route 1 is an ‘advisable pedestrian route’ and Route 4 is a ‘non accessible route for wheelchair users’. Lift access and one-way system are also shown.
Please note, that on the Riverside footpath route from Prebends Bridge to Framwellgate Bridge, there is no access for wheelchair users or buggy access. There is an alternative route via South Street.
Saddler Street, Owengate & North and South Baileys are difficult for buggies and wheelchair users because of steep cobbled streets.
Access to Walkergate requires the use of the slip road up onto Claypath as steps to Millennium Place. There is also a lift servicing the car park.
If you have any questions or need more information to plan your route, please get in touch with us at [email protected]